Empowered women create a lasting impact and contribution in every society. The predisposed boundaries caused by gender inequality from the past are no longer the norm now. As more women are climbing the ladder from the corporate world to the social system, barriers are also starting to break. This made it easier to identify the characteristics of an empowered woman. It’s the women leaders who created a league of empowered women and inspired change in a gender-biased society. If you have several of them in your life, here are 21 ways you can celebrate and honor them.
Empowered Women & Empowered Lives: The Better Her
1. Arrange a Visit to a Women’s Shelter
This will come as a fulfilling moment for you and her as you both give encouragement to afflicted women who suffered from domestic violence. Apart from that, you’re also able to give these women hope and an opportunity for a changed life. All it takes is to have another woman who can assure them another woman got their backs.
2. Empowerment Through Books
How about giving her books on empowering others? Empowered women learn and seek guidance from other strong women too. It is also the support system that makes women empowerment more effective and radical.
3. Honor Through Social Media
Social media now comes as part of everybody’s daily lives. If sending a text message honoring her for the woman that she is may come a bit ordinary, honoring her publicly on social media will make her special not just in your eyes but in the eyes of others, too.
4. Plan a Surprise Getaway
The responsibilities women handle from home to work can all be overwhelming. Going on a getaway with her is a much-deserved respite for all the hard work she’s done. You’ll also get to create more memories together to strengthen your bond.
5. Yoga or Meditation Treat
Almost any woman would love to do this during their free time. She will definitely love this special treat that speaks so much of holistic wellness. Physical beauty may be every woman’s prized possession but nothing beats being beautiful inside and out.
6. Throw a Little Sparkle on Her Day with a Gift
Trinkets? Bags? Shoes? Beauty products? Most women adore them. She may not have everything in her collection and she may be the simplest woman you know, but a present always warms the heart. It also speaks volumes on the care and appreciation you have for her.
7. Cross out an Item on Her Bucket List
Wouldn’t it be a wonderful blessing to shower her with the things she dreams of? You can be the instrument to let her have those dreams, how simple or grand they may be. It’s also nice for you to be part of her bucket list one way or the other, one that she can put on the record.
8. Make It Personal with a Letter
Those personal messages will always be heartwarming no matter how short or long they are. There’s a way with words that sometimes actions aren’t enough to convey the message. If it’s also her love language, it’ll definitely go straight to her heart.
9. Organize an All-Ladies Flash Mob
A concert or a dance party will give the empowered women in your life a fun and action-filled event to celebrate womanhood. Zumba parties also unite women of all ages. A comedic skit that depicts the lives of women can also give them a good laugh!
10. Go on a Lunch or Dinner Date
What’s a chit-chat without a lunch or dinner date? Talks over coffee may not be enough to time to catch up. Also, if given absolute free time, spending the whole day conversing presents more future plans for both of you.
11. Cook Her Favorite Dish
Women just love it, whether they cook or not. A homemade recipe makes it even more special. It also says so much of your appreciation of her knowing it’s her favorite dish.
12. Offer to Help on a Project
Projects may come in various forms, from a beauty makeover to a home makeover. It could even be a DIY project she’s planning to try. It’ll be more fun to help her out and also learn something new in the process.
13. Compile Her Favorite Songs
Whether she’s a music lover or not, she definitely has that list of songs that more or less made it as her favorites. You may save this to a USB disk or simply create a playlist over iTunes or Spotify. Then place her name as the title to make it more special.
14. A Photo Album of Shared Precious Moments
Though Facebook and Instagram may have that infinite storage space of photos, a classic old-school photo album may come off more sentimental. You may also choose to give her a picture frame with a collage of your photos together since the first time you met.
15. Watch A Motivational Movie
There are so many motivational movies such as Eat, Pray, Love where it speaks about a woman finding her place in society, searching for purpose, and going after the desires of her heart. With so many roles that women nowadays are fulfilling, it’s no doubt she’ll appreciate the one that she can relate to best.
16. Flower Power Never Fails
There’s something about flowers that women can relate to – they’re lovely. In the same way that the mom gives color and life inside a home, the same can be said about a woman in society. That’s exactly how a flower is in a garden.
17. Start a New Hobby Together
From crocheting, to cooking, to painting, there are a lot of new hobbies for both of you to enjoy. It’s what connects women with other women – what they are passionate about. Learning a new skill will also help you both discover more about yourselves and your capacity to excel in different things.
18. Organize an Advocacy Together
Being the pioneering advocates can help encourage more empowered women to follow suit. Also, this can give both of you an opportunity to start a new advocacy in your local community. You may also do collaborative projects with other advocates and create women’s empowerment programs which will benefit all.
19. Help Other Small Female Entrepreneurs
The number of female entrepreneurs may not be as high as the male entrepreneurs who made it big in the field of entrepreneurship. You can boost that number by inviting her to support a local cooperative run by female entrepreneurs. This will also provide more opportunities when it comes to livelihood and careers that will sustain a community in the long run.
20. Invite Her to Join a Network of Female Advocates
More female hands will mean more driving force to make the advocacy happen. Both of you will also get to meet women from different backgrounds with different experiences and discuss women’s empowerment topics. All these are a wholesome experience to add to your collection of memories with women of all ages from all walks of life.
21. Help Out with House Chores
How about dropping by her house and offer to care for the kids? She’d totally appreciate all the help you can give. You can also offer to help her tend the garden or the lawn as well. Managing the house is one of the woman’s niches. Your help will never go unappreciated in this domain.
To help with the celebration, here’s a speech how to be empowered women by Michelle Obama from Best Videos Ever:
Empowered women will continue to rise by the number with the ever-growing string of women supporting other women all over the world. Whether you’re a working mom, a stay-at-home mom, or a single woman, there are multiple ways in which you can show your support. As they say, it takes a village to raise a child. As nurturers, women are also the best front liners to raise not just a child but an entire village towards a better community. But as far as equality is concerned, society needs men too as much as it needs women.
Do you have anyone in mind who tops your list of empowered women? Do let us know why in the comments section below.